Beginning today, fans who have previously pre-ordered or will pre-order Dragon Age II at participating retailers will receive two unique weapons – the Fadeshear long sword and the Lion of Orlais shield. Additionally, BioWare is unveiling “The Black Emporium,” a mysterious new location in Kirkwall that is home to the appearance changing mirror of transformation and a wealth of rare artifacts including a rare whistle that will allow you to summon your very own mabari warhound throughout the game. “The Black Emporium” will be available with every original version of Dragon Age II. Dragon Age II will come out on March 8, 2011 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
The core of this blade is old, as old as the first smiths who sought a way to battle the nightmares from the land beyond. It has fought the demonic hosts in countless battles. Sometimes it has been held high in triumphant victory. Other times, it has lain broken besides its dying owner. But after every defeat it has always been reclaimed, reforged, and made stronger. Fadeshear has passed through many hands before yours. Now it is your turn to make the demons of the Fade pay for crossing the Veil into the waking world.
- Improves with level-up
- Additional damage versus demons and undead
THE LION OF ORLAIS
At the height of the Summer War all of Orlais was embroiled in fierce battles. Over the course of the war dozens of contenders for the Imperial Throne emerged – most long forgotten except as footnotes in scholarly tomes. But everyone remembers the gallant young lord Emile Deveraux, “The Golden Prince.” Thought outnumbered at every turn, he racked victory upon victory culminating in the Seventh Battle of Roses. While wearing this shield he broke through his uncle’s vanguard to win the day. He never knew the taste of defeat, instead meeting his end at the hands of a jealous lover in the dead of night.
- Two rune slots
- Adds to health
- Adds to % XP gain
THE BLACK EMPORIUM
Come one, come all to the Black Emporium! There, nestled deep under Kirkwall, you’ll find a curious collection of items, some for sale, some for free and ranging from the mundane to the mysterious! One artifact can even transform your very body, face, hair, eyes–all new! We’ve even granted you your very own mabari war hound to call to your side with a whistle–a boon in battle and a beloved pet at home. Visit the Black Emporium today, and you’ll be the envy of adventurers everywhere! Once you’ve escaped imminent danger, return home. Your invitation awaits!